Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Adidas doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 40

Adidas has a DitchCarbon Score of 40 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability efforts. This score reflects the company’s current carbon intensity, suggesting there is significant room for improvement. A higher score would denote a lower carbon intensity and better environmental impact.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Adidas is a company in the retail sector, which has a carbon intensity ranking of low. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Adidas, located in Germany, operates in a region with a medium carbon intensity rating. This indicates that the country’s energy mix and industrial practices have a moderate impact on the sustainability of the company’s operations.

...this company is doing 7.38% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1949, Adidas is a prominent player in the retail sector, specializing in the sporting goods industry. Based in Herzogenaurach, Germany, the company offers a wide range of products including footwear, apparel, and hardware for both sport and lifestyle, under brands like Adidas, Reebok, TaylorMade, and CCM Hockey. With a commitment to innovation and a deep understanding of consumer needs, Adidas continues to influence the market and inspire individuals through the power of sport.

Good news, Adidas has set solid SBTi commitments

Adidas has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its operations to align with the 1.5°C warming limit. This involves significant cuts in their direct and indirect emissions, encompassing both their owned and controlled sources.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Adidas should foster sustainability practices throughout their supply chain to significantly reduce their Scope 3 emissions, potentially decreasing their total emissions by 35%.

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Our methodology

Read about our emission calculation methodologies, and what the DitchCarbon Score means.